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Dishing Out Recpies

December 18, 2019

Tiramisu Mousse

This recipe is always a hit when entertaining.  Perfect for New Year’s get-togethers! What You’ll Need: 3 teaspoons instant coffee (I use the Starbucks Via packs) […]
December 18, 2019

Shrimp Salsa Verde

  You can make this simple, elegant dish with many varieties of fish, such as halibut, sea bass and tuna.  It’s completely up to you! What […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

December 30, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: AristaMD

Last week, we welcomed our last group to visit us in 2019!  San Diego-based telehealth company, AristaMD, brought 15 of its team members for a special […]
December 18, 2019

New Year’s Eve 2019 Checklist

There’s nothing like a festive New Year’s Eve party, and with 2020 being right around the corner, you may feel compelled to throw a bash of […]

Kitchen Tips

January 15, 2020

Best Herbs to Grow (and Eat!) this Winter

The days might be longer and the weather a little colder, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up on herbs just because it’s winter! […]
January 8, 2020

Organize for the New Year

It’s a New Year and for many (including us) that means new diet plans, new exercise regimens, and new positive perspectives. Not every resolution will stick […]

Our Team Events

December 27, 2019

Team Building in the New Year

With the new year just beginning, there’s no better time to recognize and celebrate all your team’s accomplishments in 2019.  Here’s why throwing a team-building event […]
December 9, 2019

Creative Ways to Recognize Employees This Holiday Season

Every employee wants to feel appreciated and valued, and the end of the year is a great time to recognize their hard work.  Aside from a […]
January 29, 2018

Garlic Truffle Pomme Frites

These gourmet fries are just to die for — and are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for any event! What You’ll Need: 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and […]
July 2, 2016

Marinade and Rub for Brisket or Chuck Roast

Marinade and Rub for Brisket or Chuck Roast Chef Jodi usually prefers chuck roast over brisket for these recipes. Chuck roast has more fat and it literally […]
January 29, 2016

Fig and Olive in a Balsamic Reduction with Labneh Cheese

This dish is true to our gourmet status, but is so, so simple to make! Share this at your next family reunion or neighborhood gathering- the […]
November 4, 2015

Bourbon and Chocolate Pecan Pie

Bourbon and Chocolate Pecan Pie November is finally here and it’s time to break out the pies! This magnificent pecan pie is just the treat to provide […]
November 4, 2015

Lemon-Herb Turkey with Lemon-Garlic Gravy

Everyone is obligated to provide turkey at Thanksgiving, it’s tradition! But why not make it the holiday tradition that counts?! With this scrumptious lemony-herb smothered turkey, you’ll never […]
August 5, 2015

What’s New: Busy Bees Buzzing in the Kitchen

Busy Bees Buzzing in the Kitchen This has been a very busy month here at Lajollacooks4u. Not only did we welcome two very large groups into the […]
July 1, 2015

Kitchen Tips: Kick Back & Grill-ax

It’s Time to Kick Back & Grill-ax Independence Day is upon us…and there is nothing that Americans love more than breaking out the grill and barbecuing everything! […]
July 1, 2015

Fresh Fruit Tart

There’s nothing quite like fresh fruit in the spring and summer time! Everything is ripe and seasonal and oh so sweet.  What You’ll Need: For Crust: […]